september, 2018

201820sep6:30 pmMotelLauren Porteous | NZ | 2017 | Drama | 15 min | English | European Premiere6:30 pm Country:New ZealandGenre:DramaPremiere Status:European

Film Info

A lonely rural motelier befriends one of her guests. For one night, the lives of someone who can’t move, and another who can’t stop, intersect.

Additional Info


Part of the short film program “Battle of the Shorts: AUS vs. NZ – Round 1” on Thursday, 20 September 2018, at 6:30pm.

Reviews/Press Quotes
“A pared back screenplay of incredible subtlety and maturity from a talented voice.” – Show Me Shorts International Film Festival

Sheena Irving
Greg Smith

Heart to Heart (2018)
Under the Bridge (2017)
Motel (2017)
Road Trip (2017)
Morning After (2016)

Festival Attendance
Cannes Short Film Market
Palm Springs Shortfest
Show Me Shorts International Film Festival (Academy accredited)

Best Screenplay at San Jose International Short Film Festival
Best Screenplay at Show Me Shorts International Film Festival 2017

Director Lauren Porteous won also ‘Best Director’ and ‘Best Film’ for Under the Bridge at the 48 Hour Film Festival 2017 – the first woman to do so.

Film Stills & Trailer